Kareem Richardson

Kareem Richardson (born August 8, 1974)

Current position: Assistant men’s basketball coach
Current team: NC State Wolfpack (Head coach: Kevin Keatts)
Current conference: Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)
Teams coached: UMKC Kangaroos
UMKC record: 75-118 (.389)
Overall record: 75-118 (.389)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • CBI Appearances:  1  (2017)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2022-present NC State (asst)
2021-2022 Clemson (asst)
2019-2021 Indiana State (asst)
2013-2019 UMKC
2012-2013 Louisville (asst)
2011-2012 Xavier (asst)
2008-2011 Drake (asst)
2007-2008 UMKC (asst)
2003-2007 Evansville (asst)
2002-2003 Wright State (asst)
1999-2002 Indiana State (asst)
1997-1999 Indianapolis (asst)

Kareem Richardson Facts

  • Kareem Andre Richardson
  • Born August 8, 1974
  • Hometown: Rantoul, Illinois
  • Alma Mater: University of Evansville (BA, 1997) / University of Indianapolis (MBA, 1999)
  • After graduating from Rantoul Township HS (IL), Richardson started out at East Carolina, playing one year for head coach Eddie Payne
    • Transferred to Evansville in 1995, where he finished his degree and his playing career under head coach Jim Crews
  • Started his coaching career in 1997, serving as an assistant under Todd Sturgeon at D-II Indianapolis for two seasons while getting his MBA
  • Spent fourteen years working as an assistant at the Division I level under a number of head coaches:
  • Returned to UMKC in 2013 to become the Kangaroos new head coach
    • Led the team to the CBI in 2017, the first ever Division I postseason berth for the program
    • Fired in March 2019 after six seasons, going 75-118 during that time
  • Worked a second stint at Indiana State, spending two more seasons as an assistant on Greg Lansing‘s staff (2019-21)
  • Spent one season as an assistant at Clemson under Brad Brownell, then in 2022 joined Kevin Keatts‘ staff at NC State
  • Along with his wife, Greta, has three children

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